Mindfulness practice is actively focusing attention on a subject of choice and holding that focus consciously, without judgement. Not only does mindfulness improve your ability to focus, but it is also quite enjoyable, relaxing and stress-relieving. With sustained mindfulness practice, a person will find that the activity of the mind holds much less power over them. They will also have a drastically improved ability to be present in every-day life, and this enriches their overall enjoyment of life.
Each of us are met with many demands every day. Today’s busy lifestyle can leave you feeling emotionally and physically drained, stressed, anxious, and generally unfulfilled. It can hinder your relationships, career accomplishments, sleep quality, and mental health. Many people find it sometimes impossible to escape the frantic activity of the mind, and often resort to distractions such as television.
What can mindfulness practice help with?
- Overall life satisfaction
- Dealing with adverse situations
- Ability to develop close relationships
- Substance abuse
- Eating disorders
Mindfulness practice can also help improve physical health:
- Improve sleep quality
- Lower blood pressure
- Prevent and treat heart disease
- Reduce suffering from chronic pain
Mindfulness can be a valuable practice for anyone and you can achieve immediate benefits simply by doing it. Even when mindfulness is practiced for the first time, it is often followed by feelings of greater focus, peace, relaxation and contentment.
All counsellors at Stewart & Associates integrate mindfulness techniques in their practice.
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